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Old 11-07-2009, 12:27 PM   #1
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How to remove vista from dual boot ubuntu jaunty and vista


Hello,

At present I have got vista and ubuntu installed on my laptop. I have been working on ubuntu for quite a while and i think time has come for me to remove vista completely besides the fact that my vista has expired and is locked.

I have already mounted all the windows partion in ubuntu and have corresponding mtab fstab entries.
Now if i want to delete windows completely, will i have just have to format the windows partion to ext3?

I am pasting the windows partitions that i have on my laptop

root@freebird:/home/puneet/Desktop/pdfs# mount | grep wind
/dev/sda7 on /wind/movies type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda6 on /wind/5G type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda8 on /wind/10G type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda3 on /wind/dump type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda5 on /wind/91G type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda2 on /wind/C: type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,allow_other,blksize=4096)


As the C: is on /dev/sda2, i need to format just /dev/sda2 right? Will it have any affect on the data on the other windows partition like /dev/sda5 which are mounted in fuseblk filesystem?

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,
Puneet
 
Old 11-07-2009, 06:26 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by skyskiers33 View Post
Hello,

At present I have got vista and ubuntu installed on my laptop. I have been working on ubuntu for quite a while and i think time has come for me to remove vista completely besides the fact that my vista has expired and is locked.

I have already mounted all the windows partion in ubuntu and have corresponding mtab fstab entries.
Now if i want to delete windows completely, will i have just have to format the windows partion to ext3?

I am pasting the windows partitions that i have on my laptop

root@freebird:/home/puneet/Desktop/pdfs# mount | grep wind
/dev/sda7 on /wind/movies type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda6 on /wind/5G type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda8 on /wind/10G type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda3 on /wind/dump type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda5 on /wind/91G type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda2 on /wind/C: type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,allow_other,blksize=4096)


As the C: is on /dev/sda2, i need to format just /dev/sda2 right? Will it have any affect on the data on the other windows partition like /dev/sda5 which are mounted in fuseblk filesystem?

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,
Puneet
If You format the partition Vista is gone.
I think you are using Grub to start up, so you can also delete the entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst (a simple # is sufficient).
If you boot in another way (boot on the vista partition), you should first install Grub.
It is a good idea to use dd to make a copy from the boot sector to a stick or something like that.

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